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jim bachalo
Two approaches to C4D as a Film Making Tool and quickest path to mastery
on Jul 31, 2011 at 9:29:06 pm

Hi
As a newcomer to C4D, but with some background in other 3D software, i am overwhelmed by the variety of tutorials, both free and fee based available.

In terms of using C4D as a tool for filmmaking, there seems to be 2 paths to take
1- Using C4D as a base to create your entire synthetic world and insert and composite supporting footage when necessary
example Alex Roman's jaw dropping 'The Third and the Seventh'-clouds and people, although 3dmax was used I'm using just as an example


2-Use your live action footage as a base, and with or without motion tracking insert and composite 3d elements into your footage
example - Jordan Clarke's 'Box Animation'


My interest and focus is on the latter, integrating 3d elements within live action footage.

Given my stated goal and interest, can any C4D 'experts' share with me their recommended 'path' or tutorials to digest in order of priority, whether free or fee based?

Local is the new global


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Owen Wexler
Re: Two approaches to C4D as a Film Making Tool and quickest path to mastery
on Jul 31, 2011 at 11:17:06 pm

"The Bullet" from Video Copilot is an excellent training DVD for the latter.

http://www.videocopilot.net/products/the_bullet/

Cinematographer - Editor - Motion Graphics Artist - Colorist

http://www.owenbwexler.com


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adam taylor
Re: Two approaches to C4D as a Film Making Tool and quickest path to mastery
on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:02:08 pm

I've just started using The Foundrys CameraTracker plug-in which is a great 3d camera tracking tool that works with live action footage in After Effects. This tracking data can then be imported into C4d to allow you to position 3d models and lights within the 2d image.
the best results will usually involve rendering out with alpha channels and layers that can then be composited in AE to create the final shot.

Adam Taylor
Video Editor/Audio Mixer/ Compositor/Motion GFX/Barista
Character Options Ltd
Oldham, UK

http://www.sculptedbliss.co.uk
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